Office of Research and Graduate Education

Research Funding

The following is a compilation of funding opportunities for research studies. Funding sources vary from Limited Submission from within the University, to private as well as governmental sponsors. NIH opportunities for funding will be listed below, as well as on the NIH Announcement page. Those opportunities closest to the date of application will be listed at the top of the page. Students may find information on funding specifically for them on the Student News page. Selected employment opportunities presented to the Office of Research & Graduate Education will be posted on this page as they become available. These employment opportunities can be found towards the bottom of the page, following all of the funding opportunities.


DARPA-BAA-13-32: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide BAA

Deadline is June 25, 2014

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. I2O seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, undertaking directions that challenge assumptions and have the potential to radically change established practice.

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UCGHI 2013 GloCal Health Fellowship

Deadline is June 25, 2014

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. I2O seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, undertaking directions that challenge assumptions and have the potential to radically change established practice.

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Michelson Grants & Prize

A mentored fellowship studying health abroad. Open to:

  • Junior faculty
  • Post-doctoral fellows
  • Senior professional students
  • Advanced doctoral students

11 consecutive months of stipend support, health insurance, modest research training costs, travel costs to and from the international site, tuition for 2-3 online courses, and a weeklong orientation at the NIH.

GloCal Health Fellowship is a career development fellowship sponsored by the  NIH Fogarty International Center, as well as a consortium at the UCGHI. This consortium is comprised of UCSF, UCSD, UCLA, UC Davis &  25 affiliated international sites across 14 countries.

The program provides trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to improve health for populations around the world. Trainees will be matched with global health faculty from one of the four UCs and an international site.

The fellowship is designed for: doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.), post-doctoral fellows, foreign post-doctoral fellows from participating international sites, and junior faculty with a current NIH Career Development Award (K series or similar).

Questions? Contact Kimberly Bale at GloCal@ucsf.edu

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USDA-ARS Postdoctoral Program

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Postdoctoral Research Program is open to applicants that have received a doctorate degree in an appropriate discipline within five years of the desired starting date.  Appointments are available throughout the United States.  Participants will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment.  Other benefits vary by research opportunity.  Other benefits may include:

  • a stipend supplement to cover the cost of individual or family health insurance
  • relocation expenses
  • travel allowance

Additional information is available on the program website located at:  http://www.orise.orau.gov/usda-ars/default.htm and in the attached announcement. 

If you have questions, please contact us at USDA-ARS@orau.org.

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Chronic Inflammation and Age-related Disease (R01)

Deadline is September 7, 2014

The participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite applications to address both the origins and the effects of low level chronic inflammation in the onset and progression of age-related diseases and conditions. Chronic inflammation, as defined by elevated levels of both local and systemic cytokines and other pro-inflammatory factors, is a hallmark of aging in virtually all higher animals including humans and is recognized as a major risk factor for developing age-associated diseases. The spectra of phenotypes capable of generating low-level chronic inflammation and their defining mediators are not clear.

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Chronic Inflammation and Age-related Disease (R01)

Deadline is October 15, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support a consortium of collaborative projects, with a minimum of two sites, that propose to use cutting edge technologies to generate and analyze whole genome sequencing (WGS) data from either case control or family samples in order to elucidate the full genetic architecture underlying susceptibility to severe mental disorders. Insights into the genetic architecture underlying susceptibility to severe mental disorders will be achieved through implementation of state of the art WGS assays and innovative/novel statistical methods.

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Unveiling the Genome: Genetic Architecture of Severe Mental Disorders Revealed (Collaborative U01)

Deadline is October 15, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support a consortium of collaborative projects, with a minimum of two sites, that propose to use cutting edge technologies to generate and analyze whole genome sequencing (WGS) data from either case control or family samples in order to elucidate the full genetic architecture underlying susceptibility to severe mental disorders. Insights into the genetic architecture underlying susceptibility to severe mental disorders will be achieved through implementation of state of the art WGS assays and innovative/novel statistical methods.

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Collie Health Foundation

The Collie Health Foundation is soliciting research grant proposals for research into canine health problems associated with the collie. Of particular interest is collie breed-specific research which includes but is not limited to: Gastric Volvulus-Torsion, Autoimmune Skin Disease and Dermatomyositis, Epilepsy, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence in spayed females, and MDR1 clinical application. We will consider quality research of any disease affecting the canine.

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Collie Health Foundation

On June 21, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of grant funds to bolster efforts to validate testing methods as part of the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN).

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FDA Announces Grant Funding Available for Veterinary Testing Methods

The Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense

(DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). 

Recently released pre-announcements from the following programs:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program pre- announcement.  FY13 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page features at http://cdmrp.army.mil.

ALSRP at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13alsrppreann.shtml

BCRP at  http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13bcrppreann.shtml

GWIRP at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13gwirppreann.shtml

NFRP at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13nfrppreann.shtml

PCRP at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13pcrppreann.shtml

TSCRP at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2013/13tscrppreann.shtml


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Over 50 new grants of US$100,000 each will be made to investigators from 18 countries and mark the tenth round of funding from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative seeking to lower the barriers for testing innovative ideas in global health and development. Also announced was additional funding of up to US $1 million each for four Grand Challenges Explorations projects to enable grantees to advance their work.

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research Grant

Each grant will total $200,000, given in two yearly installments

The Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Board of the V Foundation for Cancer Research would like to invite you to submit a research project for V Scholar grant consideration. Funding is available for laboratory-based fundamental and translational research.

The candidate must:

  • Be associated with your non-profit institution
  • Have demonstrated expertise and promise in the designated areas of research
  • Have completed at least two years of fellowship training
  • Currently hold a tenured track faculty position
  • No more than five years since joining the faculty as instructor or assistant professor
  • No more than 10 years since terminal degree (M.D. or Ph.D.)

*Exceptions must be approved via email prior to submission

  • Not have been promoted to Associate Professor

Researchers who have secured their own RO1 funding are not eligible for this award. Applicants with institutional or KO8 awards are eligible.

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